Learning to Draw Glyphs


#1

So I know how to use the software, but now I am having trouble learning how letters should look, after I make a glyph it always seems like something is missing or I am not working with nods correctly.

I saw this video:

This guy is drawing in fontlab, it was really helpful for me to see how he constructed each letter, and now I am wondering if any of you have seen tutorials or stuff like this that could help me start drawing better and stuff.
Does anyone has seen videos of creating a whole font? Maybe not super explained ones, I will like to see someone working see what i can learn from there.

Thanks.


#2

Did you have a look at the videos on the Getting Started page on the website? And there is this tutorial: https://glyphsapp.com/tutorials/drawing-good-paths

Other than that, have a look at existing fonts can help to understand where the points should go.


#3

There are indeed some YouTube videos (e.g. look for Tyler Finck’s screencast), and also Lynda.com courses. And keep an eye out for a workshop in your area, you will find some on the Events Page.


#4

I saw this I am still a little confused, maybe I should look at more fonts and try to guess where the nodes are


#5

I will check Tyler Finck’s videos, I took Lynda.com course is more software focused, I don’t think there are workshops in my area but if you have more video recommendations it will be very helpful.
Thanks:)


#6

Where are you located approximately?

Update: Lots of YouTube and some Vimeo tutorials out there.


#7

I live In Honduras